More Art and an Open Mind: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Since its foundation in 1935, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Museum (SFMOMA) has developed itself further through growing collections, important exhibitions and extensive building projects. As a result, over years it has become one of the most important art institutions, which reflects the statement ‘’Come with an open mind, leave with so much more’’ at its best.
SFMOMA is one of the first places that comes to mind when we think of San Francisco, California. It brings together Modern and Contemporary Art, the well-known and the new, different perspectives and dialogue under one single roof. The nucleous of the permanent collection comes from artworks of Albert M. Bender, Frida Kahlo ve Diego Rivera. As a result of two extensive building projects that took place in 1995 and 2013, today the museum occupies a 45.000 square feet of art-filled space, where it hosts best works of architecture, design, photography, and sculpture.
One of the most distinctive features of the SFMOMA is its unique and rich photography collection. It should be added that the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is the first museum which recognized photography as fine arts, and started to exhibit works of photography on an institutional basis. Thinking its leading position in the field, this adds further value to its photography collection.
SFMOMA goes beyond expectations. The Museum can also be seen as an active space for art, with its ‘Open Space’ publishing platform created for artists and writers, experimental spaces devoted to art and creativity, and artist projects and art events that support artists. Encouraging the new and the unexpected, the SFMOMA brings together Modern and Contemporary Art, and puts artists at the core of its activity and mission.